So you wanna be a DJ?
Welcome to the Asheville FM volunteer page! We are always on the lookout for new volunteers with great ideas and an interest in community radio.
Asheville FM is community radio. Our goal is to find volunteers who want to be involved with the station and with the Asheville community as a whole. It’s very important to know that at the heart, Asheville FM isn’t just a radio station, it’s service to the community. We are looking for people who are interested in this aspect, as well as being a DJ.
To become a DJ, you must first be a volunteer within a department at Asheville FM. A minimum number of hours are required before you can apply for a show. You must also attend DJ training, as well as shadow experienced DJs. The last step is hosting the Sandbox Hour. Once those steps are completed, you can apply for a show. We revamp the schedule every 6 months (June and late fall).
Different ways to help
We have many needs and many ways for you to help. Some people want to help only occasionally (for instance, during our fund drives) and some want to be really involved. We can work with your interest level and time availability. (Note: DJs and show hosts are required to donate a consistent amount of volunteer hours per month before they are eligible to apply for a show.)
Informational meetings about Asheville FM
All new volunteers should attend an informational meeting at our station. We offer group informational meetings, usually on Thursday nights. These meetings generally last about an 1 1/2 hours, and we will explain our station history, departments, and talk about our specific needs. You will also have an opportunity to meet current department heads. See below for the next available dates. Please email to RSVP.
Tuesday, July 31, 7-8 p.m.
Friday, Aug 17, 3-4 p.m.
Monday, Aug 27, 10-11 a.m.
We are actively recruiting for the following skills and roles:
- Nonprofit development (grant writing, fundraising, etc.)
- Web development
- Bilingual DJs (particularly Spanish)
- Social media editors
- Music reviewers
- News reporting
- Street and tabling team!
If you have any questions, please drop us an email.